Ann Garland, PhD

Ann Garland is a Professor in the Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego. Her scholarly work aims to improve mental health care for children and families by bridging the gap between research and community practice in local, national, and international contexts. She is widely published with over 100 publications, addressing topics such as reducing disparities in mental health care, delivering evidence-based practices, improving training and supervision methods, and meeting the mental health needs of children in foster care. She is also committed to training counselors and therapists who can effectively integrate the art and science of mental health care.  Dr. Garland has earned over $10 million in research funding support from N.I.H., as well as state and local public service agencies. She serves as a volunteer board member and researcher for the ESRI Foundation supporting the Ethiopian School Readiness Initiative. Her recent visit to Ethiopia was supported, in part, by an International Opportunity Grant from the University of San Diego. 

Dr. Garland received her PhD in Clinical & Community Psychology from Yale University, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.